Bob Collymore, the CEO of Safaricom died today morning according to a statement released by the telephony company. The news was met with shock and sadness.
President Uhuru Kenyatta released a statement shortly after the news. It read;
It is with deep sadness that I have this morning received news of the death of Safaricom CEO Mr. Bob Collymore after years of battling cancer. As a country, we’ve lost a distinguished corporate leader whose contribution to our national wellbeing will be missed.
He was not alone and many Kenyans took to social media to remember the tech titan. Some of the tributes are below;
Mj_meeky; In 2017 July i during international albinism awarness day we had a candid conversation with this Man and i wont lie Hes a moving power that we will dearly miss. Shine your way King @bobcollymore
Mbugua Kabiro; It’s Saddening to learn of the death of @SafaricomPLC CEO @bobcollymore his great contributions to the advancement of our national values and Kenya will be missed. #RestInPeaceBiden Mwangi Njeri
BidanNjeri; I never met you but I always wanted to be like http://you.Rest in peace @bobcollymore .Edward Omboga
NYABSEDDY; Go Well Bob and Sing with the angels
Dr Eric Ruto; RIP #BobCollymore. Your legacy in the corporate sector clearly engraved in a permanent space.
EddieKoru; My heart felt condolence to the Collymore family. Very sad indeed
Erickson K; What a sad morning to colleagues, friends and family of @bobcollymore
kanyijoseph1; I a deeply saddened by the passing on of @SafaricomPLC CEO @bobcollymore. Rest in Peace great champion, your contribution to the growth of the private sector and the economy will be forever remembered.
Jedida J£.; R. I. P @bobcollymore. To the @SafaricomPLC community, Love and peace be with you all.
Eunice Moses; #Safaricom #bobcollymore #Nairobi it breaks my heart its such a hit ,,,, rest in power bob,,,,, shine on your way and to his family may God give you you peace and strength at all times
kimberly mwende; Cancer is a biological bully, always picking a fight. It’ll wait until the body feels safe, healthy and strong. That’s when cancer will move on in and get bigger and bigger. The body never even sees it coming, because cancer is the master of surprises. Rest @bobcollymore 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Kariuki; Life is so fickle. Rest in peace @SafaricomPLC’s CEO @bobcollymore
Kipling Betto; Rest easy Bob, you’ve been so faithful to us as our service provider CEO. You fought a good fight with cancer for a very long time. May your soul rest in eternal peace and love #bobcollymoretalanta254
Babatheodore; Rest in peace. We have lost such s great mind my God be with the family during and after this challenging moments in lifeTHE ENVIRONMENTALIST
bidanya_k; A brilliant mind we’ve lost in the telecommunications industry.
One of his impactful speeches back at @uonbi was Emotional Intelligence (E.I) during a leadership forum. This keeps me going.
Rest in peace Bob Collymore. @SafaricomPLC